Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bumps... in the night and the day!




Planning. A wonderful idea. For me-not a reality. To steal a line from the Harry Potter final movie -
"We plan, we get there and all hell breaks loose." Well put.

When I was laid off seven months ago, I didn't foresee the difficulty I would have becoming re-employed. After all, I have years of exploitable experience and I wasn't asking for the moon in wages. Why wouldn't I be hired?

One nasty little word: age. Oh, yes, I hear the rhetoric about age discrimination, blah blah blah, but until you apply for, and get the 'thanks but no thanks' for, a job you have already done, you don't consider there really is such a thing as age discrimination. Believe me, it's alive,well and living in every single corner of the globe (and probably on the moon and Mars as well.)

Okay, I thought, I'll just pick up the pace on marketing and writing my books. Uhhmm, not quite happening. The heavy crush of knowing I might lose all we worked for because I can't get work has a tendency to suck all the creative juices out of me. [Hubby is disabled and not employable.]

Every so often, in the deep of the night when the house is quiet and the hubby and two cats have settled in, my dragons nudge me to put down at least a sentence. Just one sentence. They know that once I get started the possibility I'll continue is very high.

They're very patient, my dragons. So, I'm off to put down a few more sentences.

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Life in the Old Dragon



I've jumped into the deep end of the pool. I sent this story (book) to an agency in Hollywood for consideration as a movie. I'll be finding out if they think there might be some possibility to shop it around to producers. Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just can't get the hang...

 
 
It's an exercise is memory I seem to be failing. I get so caught up in other things I forget to add one or two lines to my blogs. I believe the real issue is being raised to NOT boast of my accomplishments. That little bit of wisdom is a real buzz kill to marketing. Since it appears I'll have some time on my hands, I need to rethink my outlook and begin posting bits and bobs on my blogs. Think good thoughts for me!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Autumn is on its way



The leaves are beginning to turn colors and drift to the ground. Squirrels are busily gathering supplies for the winter and my cat is leaving puffs of hair ALL over the house. Autumn is on its way.

The gentle weather coaxes my imagination to run rampant.

The faeries are stirring from their summer hiding places and stocking up for the predicted cold winter about to descent. We might see them once more before they hunker down and disappear. Keep your eyes open.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Two days in a row



How about this? Two days in a row! I realize it is a small victory but a victory nonetheless. I'll be doing some riding on my Harley tomorrow as our weather will be sunshiny and VERY warm. I have to get in all the motorcycle riding time I can because once the rain starts, riding will slow to a few days in the month. I'm not one for riding in the wet, miserable weather with drivers in four-wheeled vehicles taking delight in splashing us riders.

A new faerie story is on the horizon. This time I'll be delving into the world of the gnomes. This should be interesting.

The road calls. Remember, shiny side up!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Coming back to the fold



Distractions

The beautiful two wheeled vehicle above is my excuse for not keeping up with -- just about everything. I've finally become the motorcycle rider I wanted to be. Consequently, that means every excuse I can find to jump on my Harley and ride, well, I think you get the point.

I'm hoping to be welcomed back into the fold of my dragons and faeries. They can be very snarky when they wish. Let's hope they'll forgive me. With that, I'll be working on touching base more often on my blog.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lastest in the long line of 'why I can'ts'



Dragon and books

 
 
I fell in love with this picture the moment I saw it and couldn't resist grabbing a copy for myself. It hangs in my office on the wall to remind me how much I love all of these items; books, dragons and the imagination of children.
 
 
I've been very quick to offer excuses as to why I can't get a book written or edited or... whatever. The time has come to offer reasons why I can accomplish the same items. I made sure I learned to ride a motorcycle because I didn't want to give up riding when my mate's arthritis became so wicked bad he couldn't ferry both of us on the bike. It took one accident, two official classes and two years, but I got my license and now ride my own Vulcan 900.
 
It's time to apply the same reasoning to writing my books. In the same vein as many writers, I've been under the illusion I need to be 'inspired' to write. Not so; once the story has entered my brain, my characters have a tendency to tear off in sixteen different directions leaving me to dash about trying to find where they headed.
 
Yes, life has, again, handed me a curve. This time I'm having to go back to work full time. I'll just work around life's speed bump and tell my tales anyway. Ha!

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Truth about Retirement

It was supposed to be a wonderful time; a time for wallowing in the lives of my dragons and faeries, for beginning new series and continuing with the comfortable characters of the present series. But none of that has happened.

Instead, I've had to stress over whether I'll have enough food on my table to fuel my imagination to make the fae and dragons live. I've had to start the dreaded work search again and put out five applications every day so I can try and find a company/organization who won't judge my age as a qualifier of my ability to work but my experience.

I, now, understand why some folks die at their desks... it's just easier to stay at a job you -- dislike -- than try to live on the pittance the Social Security system says is a liveable income. [Like to see them try to live on less than $1000 a month.]

Not sure if I'll continue this blog. Not feeling real - motivated.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fresh start



This was the beginning book of a series I'll be picking up in about a week. I've decided to take early retirement from the working world and follow my passion of writing full time. The third dragon book, Dragons Among the Ice, has been started but was put aside due to so much insanity in my life.

Well, insanity has been sent packing and the time has come to do what I love and hope the money follows. I have a new sci fi series I'll be attempting to bring to life and may have to vent here to keep from going crazy!!

Thanks for hanging around.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Cave

The dragonettes have wrapped tiny tales around their snouts and settled into a deep sleep. Chasing snowflakes is hard work. Mom and Dad dragons are roasting a deer carcass over the open spit on the ledge of the cave's opening. Snow clouds have settled over the top of the volcano's peak and given them the freedom to fly without fear.  

Christmas will be a quiet affair with enough to eat and family time.

From the Dragons Among family to yours--we hope your cave is cheery and warm and you hold your family near. Merry Christmas!